Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Right Now Document Design with Word 2010
ChAPTER 3
Right Now Document Design with
Word 2010
Starting Out with Word 2010 Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Performing Basic Editing Tasks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Creating Theme-Enabled Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Saving Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Designing Instant Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
What’s Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
O ne of the most exciting things about the changes in Word 2010 is the increased
freedom it gives you to create content your way. Whether you want to create a
simple mail merge letter, draft a 100-page training manual, produce a four-color
annual report, or just post something simple to your blog, creating content is fast, and
elegant, and flexible in Word 2010.
As you learned in Chapter 1, “Spotlight on Microsoft Word 2010,” a number of the features
new to this release are focused on improving your user experience. This means features have
been streamlined, flexibility expanded, and new previews and options added so you can
make the process more your own. You won’t have a lot of decisions to make as you prepare
to put your content on the page—you can relax and let the creative process take the lead.
No matter which type of content you are creating, however, it’s a good idea to start with
the end in mind. And that means having some concept of the design you want to create
as you’re putting those words and pictures on the page. Word 2010 helps you out in the
design department by including themes, building blocks, Quick Style galleries, and more.
These elements help you choose the overall look and feel for your content and ensure that
the various components you add—pictures, shapes, headlines, and text—are consistent in
font, style, and color.
Starting Out with Word 2010 Designs
So what kind of content do you want to create with Word 2010? Chances are that Word has
a template for it—whether you are sending a funny greeting card or a sophisticated journal
article. From blog posts to annual reports, Word 2010 offers all kinds of tools, options, and
styles to support you in creating the layout and look you want to achieve.
Beginning with a Template
If you’re like many Word users, you might be comfortable diving right in and starting your
document with a blank page. Word 2010 includes more templates than ever—some
resident on your computer, and others available on Office Online. And what’s more, you can
easily access, download, and modify user-generated templates that offer a style or layout
that you’d like to use in your own documents.
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